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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hit the Peninsulas in Traverse City

With farms, vineyards, and foraging chefs, this bucolic retreat in northern Michigan is a rising destination for food lovers.


1. Where to Stay

Antiquities’ Wellington Inn was originally the home of one of Traverse City's lumber barons.  

Have breakfast in bed at Tesoro Inn (from $210, including breakfast), a fresh-feeling B&B that opened three years ago in the heart of Old Mission wine country. Its three well-appointed suites all have modern furnishings and views of the property’s vineyards and orchards, but book the Trellis Suite for the most space and a private courtyard where you can enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine.

Relax in a rocking chair on the veranda of the stately Antiquities’ Wellington Inn (from $170, including breakfast), a 1905 neoclassical mansion on a quiet street in the heart of the city. Nine impeccably restored rooms capture a bygone era with antique furniture, Oriental rugs, and original wall murals, while the Carriage House offers private two-bedroom apartments (from $300) featuring full kitchens and décor inspired by the thirties and forties.

Roam 160 acres of orchards, vineyards, stables, and trails at the Inn at Black Star Farms (from $150, including breakfast), located near Suttons Bay on Leelanau Peninsula. Named after stars in the Northern galaxy, the ten individually decorated rooms come with spacious bathrooms (some with whirlpools and glassed-in showers), down comforters, and complimentary bottles of “Red House” wine. In addition to the farm-fresh breakfast, afternoon snacks and pre-dinner wine and hors d’oeuvres are all complimentary.

Published on Sep 27, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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